For those that don't know, I was in a nasty motorcycle accident a little over a year ago (you can read about the crash, my thoughts/philosophizing, and how I survived 4 months in hospitals and rehab facilities, at: http://bruceyates.bl...erspective.html).
Although I can dive again, starting next month, I won't ever dive cold water/dry suit again (too risky for my reconstructed pelvis). In fact, I'll probably list my two drysuits in the classifieds one of these days (if you're 6'5", 250-ish... ). My first time back in the water will be someplace warm and easy (e.g., Caymans), and we'll see how that goes...but considering the fact that this time last year I was just bedridden and just looking forward to learning to walk again, I think ANY diving will be pretty darn cool!
I just thought I'd post this as a reminder not to take for granted how lucky you are to be able to do things you love - like diving - because there's no guarantee you'll still be able to do them a year from now. I'm VERY lucky - I can still dive (albeit in more limited conditions) - but if my crash had been just a little bit different (e.g., at 40MPH instead of 30MPH), I might never dive again, or walk, or even be alive.